Calling Bozeman, Montana home for 23 years, artist Liz Lewis draws on a life of sporting experience as a fly fishing guide, outdoor photographer, shooting instructor, avid bird and big game hunter and equestrienne. Asked where she studied, she will mention her BS in fish & wildlife biology from MSU, but an advanced degree earned from the prairies, rivers and mountains of Montana. Her bronzes include trout fishing, horses, bird dogs, wildlife and other outdoor subjects she holds dear.
As a contemporary but traditional wildlife, sporting and equine artist, I strive to create representative work with an updated vision of our American traditions. I have long admired historical European and American sporting and wildlife sculptors and animaliers. Over time I developed focus primarily on the subject of dogs, but I continue to enjoy the equine form as well as that of gamefish and birds. I take great care and study to accurately convey not only the correct scientific proportions of the subjects, but also the portrayal of their natural history and behavior. The harvest of fall and the rituals of spring drive the story of my subjects and their pursuit.